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Cleveland Indians Top Draft Pick by Year/Phase

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    YearRndOvlPhaseAll PicksStats PagePick CountPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSignedRegPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    2019124June-RegAll PicksStats Page40Daniel EspinoPHigh SchoolGeorgia Premier Academy (Statesboro,GA)YesGAP6-2205RR2001-01-05Panama City,PNA-2019-2019
    2018129June-RegAll PicksStats Page42Bo NaylorCHigh SchoolSt. Joan of Arc (Mississauga,ON)YesONC6-0195LR2000-02-21Mississauga,ONA2018-2019
    2017264June-RegAll PicksStats Page40Quentin HolmesOFHigh SchoolMcClancy Memorial (Flushing,NY)YesNYOF6-1175RR1999-07-07Queens,NYA2017-2019
    2016114June-RegAll PicksStats Page41Will BensonOFHigh SchoolWestminster (Atlanta,GA)YesGAOF6-5215LL1998-06-16Atlanta,GAA+2016-2019
    2015117June-RegAll PicksStats Page41Brady AikenPHigh School- ()Yes--P6-4205LL1996-08-16San Diego,CAA2016-2019
    2014121June-RegAll PicksStats Page42Bradley ZimmerOFCollegeSan FranciscoYesCACF6-4185LR1992-11-27La Jolla,CAMLB2017-20192012-2019
    201315June-RegAll PicksStats Page39Clint FrazierOFHigh SchoolLoganville (Loganville,GA)YesGAOF5-11185RR1994-09-06Loganville,GAMLB2017-20192013-2019
    2012115June-RegAll PicksStats Page40Tyler NaquinOF CollegeTexas A&MYesTXOF6-0165LR1991-04-24Houston,TXMLB2016-20192010-2019
    201118June-RegAll PicksStats Page50Francisco LindorSSHigh SchoolMontverde Academy (Montverde,FL)YesFLSS5-11175BR1993-11-14Caguas,PRMLB2015-20192011-2019
    201015June-RegAll PicksStats Page50Drew PomeranzPCollegeMississippiYesMSP6-5190RL1988-11-22Collierville,TNMLB2011-20192008-2019
    2009115June-RegAll PicksStats Page50Alex WhitePCollegeNorth CarolinaYesNCP6-3185RR1988-08-29Greenville,NCMLB2011-20122007-2018
    2008129June-RegAll PicksStats Page50Lonnie Chisenhall3BCollegePitt CCYesNC3B6-1200LR1988-10-04Morehead City,NCMLB2011-20182007-2019
    2007113June-RegAll PicksStats Page48Beau Mills3B/1BCollegeLewis-Clark State CollegeYesID1B6-3220LR1986-08-15Visalia,CAAAA2005-2012
    2006139June-RegAll PicksStats Page53David HuffPCollegeUCLAYesCAP6-2185BL1984-08-22San Diego,CAMLB2009-20162004-2019
    2005114June-RegAll PicksStats Page52Trevor Croweof CollegeArizonaYesAZLF-OF6-0190BR1983-11-17Portland,ORMLB2009-20132003-2014
    200416June-RegAll PicksStats Page50Jeremy SowersPCollegeVanderbiltYesTNP6-1165LL1983-05-17Wheeling,WVMLB2006-20092002-2013
    2003111June-RegAll PicksStats Page52Michael Aubrey1BCollegeTulaneYesLALF6-1195LL1982-04-15Shreveport,LAMLB2008-20092001-2011
    2002122June-RegAll PicksStats Page54Jeremy GuthriePCollegeStanfordYesCAP6-1200BR1979-04-08Roseburg,ORMLB2004-20172001-2017
    2001117June-RegAll PicksStats Page53Dan DenhamPHigh SchoolDeer Valley (Antioch,CA)YesCAP6-1195RR1982-12-24Antioch,CAAAA2001-2009
    2000126June-RegAll PicksStats Page48Corey SmithIFHigh SchoolPiscataway (Piscataway,NJ)YesNJ3B6-1205RR1982-04-15Plainfield,NJAAA2000-2014
    1999274June-RegAll PicksStats Page49Will HartleyCHigh SchoolBradford (Starke,FL)YesFLC6-2205BR1980-12-24Starke,FLRk1999-2000
    1998120June-RegAll PicksStats Page50CC SabathiaPHigh SchoolVallejo (Vallejo,CA)YesCAP6-7250LL1980-07-21Vallejo,CAMLB2001-20191998-2019
    1997128June-RegAll PicksStats Page52Tim DrewPHigh SchoolLowndes County (Valdosta,GA)YesGAP6-1195RR1978-08-31Valdosta,GAMLB2000-20041997-2008
    1996128June-RegAll PicksStats Page58Danny Peoples1BCollegeTexasYesTX1B6-1225RR1975-01-20Round Rock,TXAAA1994-2001
    1995123June-RegAll PicksStats Page55David Miller1BCollegeClemsonYesSCOF6-3180LL1973-12-09Philadelphia,PAAAA1993-2003
    1994110June-RegAll PicksStats Page64Jaret WrightPHigh SchoolKatella (Anaheim,CA)YesCAP6-2230RR1975-12-29Anaheim,CAMLB1997-20071994-2007
    1993111June-RegAll PicksStats Page72Daron KirkreitPCollegeUC RiversideYesCAP6-6225RR1972-08-07Corona,CAAAA1992-2001
    199212June-RegAll PicksStats Page50Paul ShueyPCollegeNorth CarolinaYesNCP6-3215RR1970-09-16Lima,OHMLB1994-20071992-2007
    1991113June-RegAll PicksStats Page62Manny Ramirez3B-OFHigh SchoolGeorge Washington (New York,NY)YesNYDH6-0205RR1972-05-30Santo Domingo,DRMLB1993-20111991-2014
    199018June-RegAll PicksStats Page61Tim CostoSSCollegeIowaYesIARF-1B6-5220RR1969-02-16Melrose Park,ILMLB1992-19931990-1998
    1989111June-RegAll PicksStats Page54Calvin Murray3B-OFHigh SchoolW.T. White (Dallas,TX)NoTXCF5-11190RR1971-07-30Dallas,TXMLB1999-20041990-2005
    198812June-RegAll PicksStats Page60Mark LewisSSHigh SchoolHamilton (Hamilton,OH)YesOH2B-3B6-1195RR1969-11-30Hamilton,OHMLB1991-20011988-2007
    1987247June-RegAll PicksStats Page36Albert BelleOFCollegeLSUYesLALF-RF6-2210RR1966-08-25Shreveport,LAMLB1989-20001987-2000
    198612June-RegAll PicksStats Page40Greg SwindellPCollegeTexasYesTXP6-3230RL1965-01-02Fort Worth,TXMLB1986-20021986-2003
    198519June-RegAll PicksStats Page39Mike PoehlPCollegeTexasYesTXP6-5195RR1964-08-28Houston,TXAA1985-1991
    198414June-RegAll PicksStats Page49Cory SnyderSSCollegeBrigham YoungYesUTRF6-3185RR1962-11-11Inglewood,CAMLB1986-19941985-1995
    1983111June-RegAll PicksStats Page27Dave ClarkOFCollegeJackson StateYesMSRF-LF6-2210LR1962-09-03Tupelo,MSMLB1986-19981983-1999
    1982112June-RegAll PicksStats Page31Mark SnyderPHigh SchoolBearden (Knoxville,TN)YesTNP6-5210RR1963-12-20Knoxville,TNA-1982-1985
    1981113June-RegAll PicksStats Page25George AlpertOFHigh SchoolLivingston (Livingston,NJ)YesNJOF6-1185LL1963-10-08Livingston,NJA1981-1983
    1980110June-RegAll PicksStats Page44Kelly GruberSSHigh SchoolWestlake (Austin,TX)YesTX3B6-0185RR1962-02-26Houston,TXMLB1984-19931980-1997
    197917June-RegAll PicksStats Page44John BohnetPHigh SchoolHogan (Vallejo,CA)YesCAP6-0175BL1961-01-18Pasadena,CAMLB1982-19821979-1984
    1978110June-RegAll PicksStats Page48Phil LansfordPHigh SchoolWilcox (Santa Clara,CA)YesCAP6-2195RR1959-12-05Santa Clara,CAA+1978-1981
    1977111June-RegAll PicksStats Page28Bruce ComptonOFHigh SchoolNorman (Norman,OK)YesOKOF6-2192BR1959-04-09Chickasha,OKA1977-1980
    1976114June-RegAll PicksStats Page35Tim GlassCHigh SchoolSpringfield South (Springfield,OH)YesOHC6-2215RR1958-04-23Springfield,OHAA1977-1985
    197517June-RegAll PicksStats Page26Rick CeroneCCollegeSeton HallYesNJC5-11185RR1954-05-19Newark,NJMLB1975-19921975-1992
    197414June-RegAll PicksStats Page25Tom BrennanPCollegeLewisYesILP6-1180RR1952-10-30Chicago,ILMLB1981-19851974-1986
    197315June-RegAll PicksStats Page42Glenn TuftsIFHigh SchoolBridgewater-Raynham Regional (Bridgewater,MA)YesMAIF6-3205RR1954-12-02Middleboro,MAAA1977-1977
    197212June-RegAll PicksStats Page37Rick ManningSSHigh SchoolLaSalle (Niagara Falls,NY)YesNYOF6-1180LR1954-09-02Niagara Falls,NYMLB1975-19871972-1987
    197119June-RegAll PicksStats Page27David SloanPHigh SchoolSanta Clara (Santa Clara,CA)YesCAP6-1180RR1952-03-01Oakland,CA---
    197012June-RegAll PicksStats Page35Steve DunningPCollegeStanfordYesCAP6-2205RR1949-05-15Denver,COMLB1970-19771969-1978
    1969115June-RegAll PicksStats Page43Alvin McGrewOFHigh SchoolA.H. Parker (Birmingham,AL)YesALOF6-1182RR1951-09-22Fairfield,AL---
    196816June-RegAll PicksStats Page48Robert WeaverSS-OFHigh SchoolPaxon (Jacksonville,FL)YesFLSS-OF6-0165---------Jacksonville,FL---
    1967111June-RegAll PicksStats Page62Jack HeidemannSSHigh SchoolBrenham (Brenham,TX)YesTXSS6-0178RR1949-07-11Brenham,TXMLB1969-19771967-1979
    1966112June-RegAll PicksStats Page34John CurtisPHigh SchoolSmithtown East (Smithtown,NY)NoNYP6-2185LL1948-03-09Newton,MAMLB1970-19841968-1984
    196517June-RegAll PicksStats Page34Ray FosseCHigh SchoolMarion (Marion,IL)YesILC6-2215RR1947-04-04Marion,ILMLB1967-19791965-1979
    June Secondary Phase
    YearRndOvlPhaseAll PicksStats PagePick CountPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSignedRegPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    198616June-SecAll PicksStats Page3Jim BruskeOFCollegeLoyola MarymountYesCAP6-1185RR1964-10-07East St. Louis,ILMLB1995-20001986-2001
    1985120June-SecAll PicksStats Page4John WoodwardOFCollegeSanta Fe CCYesFLOF---------------------
    198417June-SecAll PicksStats Page5Mark Higgins1BCollegeNew OrleansYesLA1B6-2210RR1963-07-09Miami,FLMLB1989-19891984-1990
    1983119June-SecAll PicksStats Page1Richard BelliPCollegeCanada CollegeYesCAP---------------------
    198212June-SecAll PicksStats Page5Brian HowardSS-2B---No---SS5-10170RR1963-07-26Rockville,MDA-1983-1985
    1981123June-SecAll PicksStats Page2Adrien PerkinsOF---Yes---1B6-3205RR---El Cerrito,CAA1982-1982
    198018June-SecAll PicksStats Page10Dave GallagherOFCollegeMercer County CCYesNJCF-RF6-0180RR1960-09-20Trenton,NJMLB1987-19951980-1995
    1979123June-SecAll PicksStats Page6Weston MitchellSSCollegeSan Jose City CollegeYesCASS6-1175RR---Campbell,CAAA1979-1980
    1978113June-SecAll PicksStats Page3Dave GrierPCollegeValencia CCNoFLP6-0175RR---Severna Park,MDAA1979-1983
    1977116June-SecAll PicksStats Page2John ShouseIF---Yes---1B6-0170LL---Tampa,FLA-1977-1977
    197618June-SecAll PicksStats Page6Ray GaultPCollegeManatee-SarasotaYesFLP6-3210RR---Bradenton,FLAAA1977-1979
    1975113June-SecAll PicksStats Page2John BrownOFCollegeSouth Georgia CollegeYesGAOF6-3180LL---------
    1974112June-SecAll PicksStats Page3Ron MontgomeryOFCollegeEast Los Angeles CollegeYesCAOF---------------------
    1973112June-SecAll PicksStats Page1Alex PastoreOFCollegeSouth AlabamaNoALOF-3B6-0190RR1952-03-31Highstown,NJNCAA1973-1974
    197212June-SecAll PicksStats Page5Rich DauerSS-2BCollegeSan Bernardino Valley CollegeNoCA2B-3B6-0180RR1952-07-27San Bernardino,CAMLB1976-19851973-1985
    197014June-SecAll PicksStats Page4Mike SwentonOFCollegeOklahomaNoOKOF6-2195RR1949-01-11Kansas City,KSNCAA1969-1971
    196911June-SecAll PicksStats Page5Rich HandPCollegePuget SoundYesWAP6-1195RR1948-07-10Bellevue,WAMLB1970-19731969-1973
    196816June-SecAll PicksStats Page9Rick AustinPCollegeWashington StateYesWAP6-4190RL1946-10-27Seattle,WAMLB1970-19761970-1976
    1967115June-SecAll PicksStats Page9Ronald HensonPCollegeRiceYesTXP6-3175LR1946-05-18------
    1966116June-SecAll PicksStats Page7John OlaguesPCollegeTulaneYesLAP6-4190RR1945-04-20New Orleans,LANCAA1965-1966
    June Secondary Phase (A)
    YearRndOvlPhaseAll PicksStats PagePick CountPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSignedRegPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    1971121June-SecAAll PicksStats Page1Keith MethenyPCollegeGreen River CCNoWAP---------------Kent,WA---
    June Secondary Phase (D)
    YearRndOvlPhaseAll PicksStats PagePick CountPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSignedRegPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    1971117June-SecDAll PicksStats Page3Jim CoxSSCollegeIowaNoIA2B5-11175RR1950-05-28Bloomington,ILMLB1973-19761973-1979
    August Legion Phase
    YearRndOvlPhaseAll PicksStats PagePick CountPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSignedRegPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    196515Aug-LegAll PicksStats Page3Daniel FordOFHigh SchoolHamden (Hamden,CT)NoCTOF6-0188RR1948-02-15Hamden,CT---
    January Regular Phase
    YearRndOvlPhaseAll PicksStats PagePick CountPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSignedRegPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    198611Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page13Jeff ShawPCollegeCuyahoga CCYesOHP6-2200RR1966-07-07Washington Court House,OHMLB1990-20011986-2001
    1985110Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page11Rick WharfSSCollegeCentralia CollegeYesWASS------------------NCAA1987-1988
    198413Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page13Tommy HinzoSSCollegeSouthwestern CollegeNoCA2B5-10170BR1964-06-18San Diego,CAMLB1987-19891986-1995
    1983112Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page11Glenn SimmonsPCollegeGeorgia Perimeter CollegeNoGAP6-4205RR------A+1983-1984
    1982111Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page14Tracy EcholsOFCollegeGeorgia Perimeter CollegeYesGAOF6-1168RR------A1982-1982
    1981114Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page7Steve CushingPCollegeSaint LeoYesFLP6-1185BL1961-02-22Malden,MAA1981-1982
    198019Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page18Marlin MethvenSSCollegeEdmonds CCYesWASS5-10170BR---Everett,WAAA1980-1982
    197918Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page15Francis ReganPCollegeValencia CCYesFLP6-3190RR------A+1979-1980
    197819Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page10Thomas Anderson1BCollegeSouth Florida CCYesFL1B6-3210LL1959-04-12---AA1978-1981
    1977111Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page10Michael ElliottPCollegeWest Hills CollegeYesCAP6-2183LL------A+1977-1978
    1976113Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page11Julian RodriguezPCollegePalm Beach State CollegeYesFL3B6-2175RR---West Palm Beach,FLA-1977-1977
    197518Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page6Michael VaughnPCollegeWest Valley CollegeYesCAP6-2185RR---Santa Clara,CAA1977-1977
    197413Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page13Stephen CookOF-3BCollegeMiami-Dade CollegeYesFL3B6-1177RR---North Miami,FL---
    197316Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page7Jim McCutchinP---Yes---P6-1195RR1953-02-14Levelland,TX---
    197211Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page7Eric RaichPCollegeUSCYesCAP6-4225RR1951-11-01Detroit,MIMLB1975-19761975-1978
    197119Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page2William MalacridaOF-CCollegeValencia CCYesFLOF-C---------------------
    197011Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page7Chris Chambliss1BCollegeUCLAYesCA1B6-1212LR1948-12-26Dayton,OHMLB1971-19881970-1988
    1969116Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page12Steve Wahl2B-SS---Yes---2B-SS---------------Los Angeles,CA---
    196815Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page8Lambert FordOF---No---OF5-9170LR1949-03-03Vineland,NJ---
    1967112Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page11Roger Sexton3BCollegeOhio StateYesOH3B6-0180RR---------
    1966111Jan-RegAll PicksStats Page8Ted FordOF-SS---Yes---OF5-10180RR1947-02-07Vineland,NJMLB1970-19731966-1973
    January Secondary Phase
    YearRndOvlPhaseAll PicksStats PagePick CountPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSignedRegPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    1986115Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page2Lou FrazierOFCollegeScottsdale CCNoAZLF-CF6-2175BR1965-01-26St. Louis,MOMLB1993-19981986-1999
    198516Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page3Doug CoxPCollegeGeorgia Perimeter CollegeNoGAP6-2175LL1965-12-11Austell,GAA+1985-1988
    1984116Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page3Blaine DeabenderferPCollegeLouisburg CollegeYesNCP6-3210RR1964-06-06Leland,NCA1985-1987
    1983110Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page3Bob Grandstaff3BCollegeGolden West CollegeNoCA3B6-1195RR1963-09-22Logansport,INAA1984-1986
    1982116Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page3Craig HolthusOFHigh SchoolFruita Monument (Grand Junction,CO)YesCOOF6-2210RR---Grand Junction,CONCAA1983-1984
    1981110Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page3John TillemaP---Yes---P6-2200RR1957-08-20Cupertino,CAA+1980-1985
    1980126Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page4Mark RobertsPCollegeGeorgia Perimeter CollegeYesGAP6-1175LL---Charlotte,NCA-1980-1980
    1979113Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page2Brad CarlsonOFCollegeFlorida SWYesFLP6-1185RR---Orlando,FLA1979-1981
    1978117Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page2Mike BatesPCollegePhoenix CollegeYesAZP---------------Glendale,AZ---
    197716Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page6Frank FerroniPCollegeCentral Arizona CollegeNoAZP5-11176LL1958-09-29Larkspur,CAA+1981-1981
    1976117Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page5Garry HancockOFCollegeSouth CarolinaYesSCOF-1B6-0175LL1954-01-23Tampa,FLMLB1978-19841976-1984
    197518Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page6Craig HarveyP-C---Yes---P-C6-5190RR1955-10-23Laverne,OKAA1977-1979
    1974119Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page3Mike MerrittPCollegeNorth CarolinaNoNCP6-2192RR---Wilmington,NC---
    1973112Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page5Don SaulnierPCollegeMassachusetts Bay CCYesMAP6-1200LL1954-09-15Waltham,MA---
    1972121Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page7Duane KuiperSSCollegeSouthern IllinoisYesIL2B6-0175LR1950-06-19Racine,WIMLB1974-19851972-1985
    1971122Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page5Steve BehlenPCollegeFresno City CollegeNoCAP---------------Clovis,CA---
    1970115Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page6Gary KingSS---Yes---SS5-10165RR1950-10-29Kalamazoo,MI---
    196916Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page12William WardPCollegeSouthern Technical InstituteNoFLP---------------------
    196815Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page12Ray BarePCollegeMiami-Dade CollegeNoFLP6-2195RR1949-04-15Miami,FLMLB1972-19771969-1978
    1967116Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page15Ron Allen2B-OFCollegeToledo Junior CollegeYesOH2B-OF---------------------
    196613Jan-SecAll PicksStats Page8Kris KrebsSSCollegeManatee-SarasotaNoFLSS6-0170RR1947-03-08Jacksonville,FL---
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